Figures reveal low number of GPs in Cavan and Monaghan

Cavan and Monaghan have some of the fewest GPs per 1,000 people.

Between 2016 and 2017, Monaghan had the fourth lowest ratio, with 0.62 doctors per one thousand people. In Cavan, it was slightly higher at 0.71.

Research by the Medical Council found almost 3,000 doctors stopped practicing in Ireland between 2015 and 2017. Jantze Cotter from the Medical Council says there’s a problem with retention: